Demetri McCamey is playing himself into a coveted position. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound bruiser turned point guard has shined on the spring AAU circuit with the Illinois Wolves and now the four-star guard from St. Joseph's High School in Westchester, Ill., enters the summer as one of the most coveted point guard prospects in the country.
McCamey was one of the stand out performers at the Tournament of Champions last weekend. For a prospect that has only been a point guard for a year, McCamey played like a prospect that has grown up with the ball in his hands and the decision making responsibilities on his shoulders.
"I started this year for the first time. Last spring I played the point with the Wolves and it carried over to high school," McCamey said. "It's real good. I'm learning a lot and still learning a lot. I was a shooting guard and small forward a year ago.
"I don't have to worry about beating my guy off the bounce. I can go post up then I think I have good basketball IQ and court vision. I can see over the smaller guards and find everyone. I'm learning every day and I think I'm getting pretty good at it."
The No. 51 ranked player in the class of 2007 is also getting pretty good with recruiters. Maintaining he is still open, the high-majors are lining up to make the short list at the summer's end.
"Almost every school expect Duke and North Carolina really," McCamey said. "I probably missed out on a whole bunch of schools that is why I usually say everyone is recruiting me."
McCamey pointed out that Wake Forest, Illinois, DePaul, Villanova, Louisville, UConn, Indiana and Kentucky were amongst those in chase. But that list is not finished and it probably won't be for a while.
"I haven't looked at the schools on my list yet," McCamey said. "I'm just playing basketball. I'm just listening and looking. I'll probably take some unofficials in June."
McCamey and teammate Evan Turner unofficially visited Wake Forest after the TOC.
"I want to make it down to six or seven by July and then after the summer narrow it down to three or four and then make some official visits in the fall."